Hathras district, earlier known as Mahamaya Nagar district, is a district of Uttar Pradesh state of india.The town of Hathras is the district headquarters. Hathras district is a part of Aligarh Division. This district occupies an area of 1800.1 km². The district has a population of 1,565,678 (2011 census).

Hathras District was created on 3 May 1997 by incorporating parts of the Aligarh, Mathura, Khair and Agra districts. It was given the name Hathras District shortly after. In 1997, Hathras district was named after Mahamaya, mother of Gautama Buddha, by the state government after Mayawati became chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.In 2012, old name was revived by the state government after akhilesh yadav became chief Hathras is also called Mahamaya Nagar.

According to the 2011 census Hathras district has a population of 1,565,678, roughly equal to the nation of Gabon This gives it a ranking of 318th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 851 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,200/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 17.19%.Hathras has a sex ratio of 870 females for every 1,000 males, and a literacy rate of 73.1%.

Four railway stations serve Hathras – Hathras Junction railway station, Hathras Road railway station, Hathras City railway station, and Hathras Kila railway station.